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H-Empire seeks to bring together scholars and others interested in sharing resources, research and questions concerning the origin, development, working and decline of empires, rather broadly defined across academic disciplines and professional interests, chronological time periods, and geographical regions.

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Author: 
John Patrick Walsh
Reviewer: 
Christienna Fryar

Fryar on Walsh, 'Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition'


John Patrick Walsh. Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. x + 193 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00627-1; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00630-1.

Reviewed by Christienna Fryar (SUNY Buffalo State)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Limits of French Republican Imperialism

Author: 
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Cobbs Hoffman, 'American Umpire'


Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman. American Umpire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 442 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05547-6.

Reviewed by Gregg French (Western University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Reinforcing American Exceptionalism in an Era of Multipolarity

Author: 
Janet L. Polasky
Reviewer: 
Bryan Rindfleisch

Rindfleisch on Polasky, 'Revolutions without Borders'


Janet L. Polasky. Revolutions without Borders. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 392 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20894-8.

Reviewed by Bryan Rindfleisch (Marquette University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Itinerant Revolutionaries and Transnational Revolutions in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Author: 
Takashi Fujitani
Reviewer: 
John Hennessey

Hennessey on Fujitani, 'Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II'


Takashi Fujitani. Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. 520 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28021-2.

Reviewed by John Hennessey (Linnaeus University)
Published on H-Empire (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Tale of Two Biopolitical Regimes: The Mutually Constitutive Politics of Inclusion in Wartime Japan and America

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